Pro Rege (Volume 1)
Living Under Christ the King
Abraham Kuyper John H. Kok
OverviewHow do Christians bridge the divide between our lives inside and outside the church?
Abraham Kuyper believed that a healthy view of Jesus' kingship was essential to closing that gap. In this first volume of Pro Rege, Kuyper discusses how Satan's kingdom opposes, undermines, and obscures Christ's kingship. He then lays out the kingship of Christ according to Scripture. From his vantage point at the dawn of the 20th century, Kuyper explains the scope of Christ's dominion over all of life in his own culture--yet does so in a way that also strikingly impacts the 21st-century reader.
This new translation of Pro Rege, created in partnership with the Abraham Kuyper Translation Society and the Acton Institute, is part of a major series of new translations of Kuyper's most important writings. The Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology marks a historic moment in Kuyper studies, aimed at deepening and enriching the church's development of public theology.
Author BioAbraham Kuyper (1837-1920) was a leading Dutch figure in education, politics, and theology. He was a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church, was appointed to Parliament, and served as prime minister. Kuyper also founded the Free University (VU) in Amsterdam, a political party, and a denomination, in addition to writing on a dizzying array of subjects.
John H. Kok (Ph.D., Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) is professor of philosophy emeritus at Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA, and managing director of Dordt College Press. He also served as dean for research and scholarship and director of the Andreas Center for Reformed Scholarship and Service until his retirement in 2014. He is author, editor, and translator of numerous works, including studies of and works by D. H. Th. Vollenhoven, one of the originators of Reformational philosophy, as well as his mentor, Calvin Seerveld.